June 14th, 2016

Eco-Friendly Beach Essentials for Everyone!

Eco-Friendly Beach Essentials for Everyone! Groovy Green Livin

Summer is finally here and for many it’s also time to head to the beach. This year I wasn’t only on a mission to find the safest sunscreen, but I was also determined to discover a few safe-for-the-beach products for everyone. Here’s my go-to list for eco-friendly beach essentials this summer. Goddess Garden Spray Sunscreen ($17) Goddess Garden spray sunscreenis the only sunscreen my kids will use.  Goddess Garden Everyday SPF 30 Sunscreen is my absolute favorite sunscreen this season. It smells great and is easy to lather on any squirming child. If you have a child that really doesn’t like sunscreen...

June 9th, 2016

How to Tell if a Watermelon is Ripe

How to Tell If a Watermelon is Ripe Groovy Green Livin

Last night I went to the supermarket in search of a watermelon. I was on a mission. What I thought would be a quick trip to the market ended up taking much longer than expected. After arriving at Whole Foods Market I almost immediately spotted a bin filled with watermelons. I stood there, looking at the melons for what felt like hours. I had decision paralysis and couldn’t decide which melon to choose. We all know what a disappointment it is to take that first bite of melon only to find that it’s not sweet or ripe. I was determined to...

June 8th, 2016

What Are You Craving This Summer? Yogurt and BIG prAna Giveaway!

What Are You Craving This Summer? Yogurt and BIG prAna Giveaway! #summercravings Groovy Green Livin

Right now I’m craving summer. Real summer. The temperature feels like summer, but my kids are still in school for another two weeks and I’m working my regular hours. I’m craving a vacation. I’m craving not running out to catch the bus every morning. I’m craving a day without a set routine. I’m craving time to eat meals together again. Where homework and projects aren’t a worry. Don’t get me wrong, I know summer comes with a whole host of other challenges, but I’m ready. Thanks to prAna I have a new Quinn dress to wear on those relaxed summer days....

May 31st, 2016

Groovy Green Livin Favorites: Top Picks for Safe Sunscreens for Kids (Adults Too!)

Top Picks for Safe Sunscreens for Kids (Adults Too!) Groovy Green Livin

Safe Sunscreens are big business these days. New brands continually make their way into the sunscreen market with the hope that they too will be added to our ever growing arsenal of safe sun protection. Once the warm weather hits I find myself sounding like a broken record every time one of my kids heads outside: “Did you remember to put on sunscreen?” I know I’m annoying, but I don’t really care. With startling statistics like these I have to do my best to protect my children: One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a...

May 23rd, 2016

5 Foods to Boost Your Mood Naturally

5 Foods to Boost Your Mood Naturally

The direct link between food and mood can’t be denied and that old adage ‘you are what you eat’ still stands true. Hippocrates was the first to suggest the healing power of food when he said “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food”. If you’re feeling down in the dumps or a little off there are a few foods to consider adding to your diet that might help. Here are five foods to help improve your mood** Salmon (and other fatty fish) More and more evidence has shown that omega-3 fatty acids (found in fatty fish such as salmon,...

May 18th, 2016

11 Green Websites You Should Know About

Top Sites for Breaking Green or Eco News Groovy Green Livin

My work day begins most days with a quick read through my news feed and a giant cup of tea. When it comes to hot off the press green or eco news I have a few go-to websites that I generally turn to for all the important information.  I wanted to be sure that I wasn’t missing anything so I recently reached out to many of my trusted blogger friends in the green blogosphere to see what websites they turn to for everything green. No surprise, they had some fabulous suggestions! Here are a few suggestions for websites covering everything green  Food Tank Food...

May 11th, 2016

Best Non-Toxic Eczema Creams and Lotions

Best Non-Toxic Eczema Creams and Lotions Groovy Green Livin

Eczema is persistent, dry, itchy skin. Chances are you or someone you know suffers from eczema since over 30 million Americans may have some form of it. Many times this chronic skin irritation leads to scratching and bleeding. There are so many expensive creams out there claiming to fix the eczema problem, but most don’t work. Conventional doctors often prescribe steroid creams (hydrocortisone), which don’t really cure the problem and instead end up drying out the the skin even more. There are a few non-toxic creams and lotions out there that really help manage eczema issues. It’s important to work with your doctor to find the right combination. Here are...

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us.

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